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Solder fume extractor

KN6KR
 

Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR



Donald Sanders
 

I'm not sure of a consensus but I found a small fan for $5 at Walmart that runs on 5 volts. I use a 120 to 5 volt wall wart or my computer ubus. It is quiet and works well
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

Ham Radio does not make the world go round.
Ham Radio is what makes the ride worthwhile.


On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:18 PM KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR



cornhusker
 

I often use little computer fans that run on 12v.  Just enough to move the smoke away.  The tiny chip coolers are best and can run on lower voltages to be less noisy and still effective.  
De K0NEB 


On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 11:04 AM, Donald Sanders
<w4bws1@...> wrote:
I'm not sure of a consensus but I found a small fan for $5 at Walmart that runs on 5 volts. I use a 120 to 5 volt wall wart or my computer ubus. It is quiet and works well
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

Ham Radio does not make the world go round.
Ham Radio is what makes the ride worthwhile.


On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:18 PM KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR



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On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 09:18:37 PM CDT, KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum@...> wrote:


Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR



Bill Lamm
 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 07:18 PM, KN6KR wrote:
Hi
 
I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,
 
Charles, KN6KR


Maybe excessive but I added a piece of clothes dryer vent and a tiny shop vac heppa filter I had to the PC cooling fan..  

 

Mike Czuhajewski
 

What I use is the Weller WSA350 benchtop smoke absorber, about a hundred dollars at Techni-Tool. It plugs into a 110V outlet and fits easily on the workbench. It draws the smoke into a replaceable activated charcoal filter.


-----Original Message-----
From: KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum@...>
To: Main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jul 7, 2020 10:18 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Solder fume extractor

Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR



John
 

A muffin fan and a charcoal car filter cut to size is cheaper?
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 3:52 PM Mike Czuhajewski via groups.io <wa8mcq=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
What I use is the Weller WSA350 benchtop smoke absorber, about a hundred dollars at Techni-Tool. It plugs into a 110V outlet and fits easily on the workbench. It draws the smoke into a replaceable activated charcoal filter.


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To: Main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jul 7, 2020 10:18 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Solder fume extractor

Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR



David Wilcox
 

I just breathe deeply.  It’s as good as Valium.  Happy Ham Husband = more time to do shopping and yak on the phone.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Jul 8, 2020, at 12:04 PM, Donald Sanders <w4bws1@...> wrote:


I'm not sure of a consensus but I found a small fan for $5 at Walmart that runs on 5 volts. I use a 120 to 5 volt wall wart or my computer ubus. It is quiet and works well
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

Ham Radio does not make the world go round.
Ham Radio is what makes the ride worthwhile.


On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:18 PM KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR



Ed - ad7gr
 

Charles,

I have been using the Bench-Top ESD Safe Smoke Absorber (Item #BK486) by Circuit Specialists,  Inc. for many years.   It comes with two filters.

73,
Ed - ad7gr

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits?

Daniel Walter
 

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A

John
 

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A

John Nicholas
 

Ventilating bad stuff outside is always better then stirring it up, or recycling through a filter.

On Jul 9, 2020, at 10:29 AM, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A




John
 

10m is kind dead these days so if we push it out there we shouldnt have an issue. 


John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:33 AM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
Ventilating bad stuff outside is always better then stirring it up, or recycling through a filter.

On Jul 9, 2020, at 10:29 AM, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A




Thomas Martin
 

Check banggood.com they have some great extractors and very good prices


On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A

B C K9WIS <k9wis@...>
 


I have one I picked up at a stain glass store..pretty much a muffin fan that draws the air away and forces it through a spongey filter material.
I also have a muffin fan attached to a flexible dryer vent hose and I set it the exhaust near a basement window.  

Brian K9WIS

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Sent: Tuesday July 7 2020 9:18:36PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Solder fume extractor

Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR



Daniel Walter
 

On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 08:33 AM, John Nicholas wrote:
Ventilating bad stuff outside is always better then stirring it up, or recycling through a filter.
Definitely! Unfortunately I have no way of doing that from my shack/work shop area. A good filter is next best and at least getting it away from breathing it in directly is better than nothing. 
 
--
72/73, Dan
NM3A